ShearBrook: Gladman Developments are appealing the decision for the refusal in July of 119 houses north of Main Road by ShearBrook. Statements/comments due 15th October. As yet no date for the Inquiry.
Initial reasons for refusal:
- The proposed residential development is located within the Open Countryside and the Jodrell Bank Consultation Zone, and will result in impairment to the efficiency of the Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope. The proposal is therefore contrary to policies PS8, PS10 and H6 of the Congleton Borough Local Plan First Review 2005 and national guidance in the NPPF. These factors significantly and demonstrably outweigh the economic and social benefits of the proposed development in terms of contribution to boosting housing land supply, including the contribution to affordable housing.
The proposal will result in harm to the setting of the Grade II listed building, Swanwick Hall. The harm is considered to amount to “less than substantial harm” as defined in the National Planning Policy Framework. The public benefits of the proposal, when taken as a whole, are not considered to be sufficient to outweigh this harm to the heritage asset. The proposed development is therefore contrary to policy BH4 of the Congleton Borough Local Plan First Review 2005 and national guidance in the NPPF.